Young Worker Safety in Restaurants
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Easy Dos and Don'ts - Safer Lifting

  • Keep your head up and your back straight and bend at your hips.

  • Bring the load as close to you as possible before lifting.

  • Lift with your legs, not your back.

  • Shift your feet to turn.

  • Keep the load directly in front of your body.

  • Try to perform lifts at waist height with your elbows in close to your body.

  • Limit lifting by hand. Use mechanical lifts or get help.

  • Stay fit to help avoid injury.

  • Lift heavy loads (35 lbs or more) get help.

  • Reach across something to lift a load.

  • Lift bulky or uneven loads.

  • Reach to the side or lift while twisting.


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